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2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon 2012 Subaru Outback
     
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Premium Automatic
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic

Prices

MSRP $39,015 $38,465 $23,295
Invoice $36,869 $36,349 $21,939
Avg. Paid $24,471 $20,964 $19,907

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.1 9.1 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.5 9.4
Performance 9.1 9.1 8.8
Interior 8.0 8.0 8.7
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.4 9.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Elegant interior design
  • Powerful engine options
  • Athletic handling
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Spacious cargo area
  • Large back seat
Cons
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Navigation system complicates some controls

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/150
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.4 113.4 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 192.0 188.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 72.5 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.0 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4026 4031 3386

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - - TBD - 105.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.8 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 43.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.7 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.2 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.7 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.0 58.0 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 7000 270 @ 7000 170 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 223 @ 5700 223 @ 5700 170 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 36.0 36.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard